MLB: Giants’ Lincecum struggles in spring debut
PEORIA, Ariz. — Tim Lincecum has struggled in his spring debut for the San Francisco Giants, allowing three runs in one inning of an 8-7, 10-inning victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner was expected to throw two innings. He worked only the 29-pitch first and gave up two run-scoring hits.
The Giants went up 3-0 in the top of the first. In the bottom half, Ichiro Suzuki reached on an error by first baseman Aubrey Huff. Lincecum then walked successive hitters before Ken Griffey Jr. hit a sacrifice fly to right.
Jose Lopez and Casey Kotchman followed with run-scoring singles to right to tie it.
Conor Gillaspie hit a base-loaded single to left in the 10th.